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're refusing to give him back. >>> and mr. colbert goes to washington. why stephen colbert is testifying before congress. and why the only thing we need is fear itself. he's there live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. with colbert here, we need you full strength. >> i feel a lot better than i look. i have jake tapper, just in case my voice gives out. >> put me in, coach. i'm ready. >> shove me out of the way. >> for a second, i thought he was too eager to jump in there. >>> let's get to the news this morning. the republican party pledge to america. they're unveiling it today. spelling out exactly what they would do if they took control of congress. promising to shrink the size of government. get control of the deficit. we saw president obama lashing out at it. and we'll have paul ryan here. he's one of the party's rising stars. we'll talk about it in a couple minutes. >>> also this morning, we'll hear the chilling confession of one of the men accused in the brutal home invasion in connecticut. what he says really happened that day. and why his words could lead to that conviction. >>> w
expire, every income level would expect significant tax increases next year. >>> stephen colbert is set to testify on capitol hill today. why he is considered an expert witness. >>> what may have sparked a raging fire that destroyed three townhomes and damaged five others in northern virginia. >>> 72 degrees. a hazy, muggy start to your friday morning. we'll be back with the latest on your forec right here ithis neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts wi good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education fir. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. china, they're busy building wind farms and expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlo has held us back. now, the senate can change that
. >>> stephen colbert appears on capitol hill this morning, testifying about immigration before a house committee. we get more from fox 5's sherri ly on capitol hill. he's there for a serious reason today. >> reporter: he is, but when people say stephen colbert is testifying, it's like insert joke here, but this is a serious issue. he is testifying on capitol hill today. it has drawn a lot of fire from critics who say this is just a joke, but a spokesperson for that house subcommittee holding the hearing said this is a serious issue and this is not a tv stunt. according -- anyone who watches colbert's comedy central show, knows he spent time doing the job of a my grant worker, it's part of the united farms worker take our jobs campaign inviting u.s. citizens to replace illegal immigrants working on a farm for a day. colbert picked beans in a field and sorted corn in a packing house in upstate new york. today he'll appear as an expert witness to testify before a house judiciary subcommittee to talk about his experience. the hearing called protecting america's harvest will focus on food
requests for clemency from her attorneys. >>> you hear jon stewart and stephen colbert would bring a big crowd. now a bigger crowd is expected for their dueling rallies next month on the national mall. >> the construction projects some residents say is turning into a nightmare. >> 73 degrees. it's going to feel a lotlike summer today. stay with us for your weather and traffic to the on the 1s. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up lening strong families and hard wk means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tou times i've put education first. we've made record investments in o classrooms... doubled the mber of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now hav the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity invery neighborhd, i know that we must do even better. growing, evolving, literally transforming our lives. now imagine the possibilities of what tomorrow could bring. at at&t, we support a core set of standards that will
the prosecutor. he said he would let york handle case but he has not ruled it out. >>> some calling stephen colbert 's presentation last week on capitol hill. we're going to take a closer look at this when we are joined by farm johnson in a few minutes. >>> a manassas fire marshall said a cigarette caused a fire that destroyed three homes and damaged five others. and he said gusty winds and the homes were so close together were other factors. the fire on thursday was one of the biggest residential fires ever in manassas. >>> slot machines are coming to maryland and a few days earlier than expected. the casino is opening in less than one hour. the first slot casino in perryville just got approval from the lottery commission to open early. a dry run on saturday went smoothly so it's opening at 8:00 a.m. this morning. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, before the congregation at his megachurch in georgia, allegations of sexual misconduct surface. >>> and they have been trapped underground for more than 50 days now but the equipment that will rescue 33 miners in chile is now in place. >>
helping of sarcasm. some lawmakers reactioning to the testimony by stephen colbert last week. steny hoyer of maryland called it inappropriate and an embarrassment and that he thought the visit was more of an embarrassment to colbert than the house. we have all the testimony. if you would like to watch it, it is on myfoxdc.com. >>> possible running back controversy brew with the redskins perhaps. dave ross is here to break it down. >>> and then the new leg of the wilson bridge project is complete this morning. coleing up, we'll talk live with the project manager about what you can expect when you hit the roads. this is ahead of schedule by the way. >>> kennedy this morning all ready for the rain. he is fining it tough to get out of bed. seem like fall came upon us overnight. oh, kennedy. oh, he went away. we'll have an update forecast. just getting the cameras ready for that forecast. >> sorry. >> he is doing what a left us wish we were doing, snoozing. spectator slowdown -- what a lot of us wish we were -- he is doing what a lot of us wish we were doing, snoozing. building wind farms and
that allows them to track their every move. >> jon stewart and stephen colbert a bringing big business to washington. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work meanopportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record invements our classroom.. doubled the number of chaer schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts sawe nowave the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. china, they're busy building wind farms and expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlock has held us back. now, the senate can changethat a renewable electricity standard. it will spur development of clean energy and boost manufacturing in america, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs. so we can make our own energy future - not just buy it frochina. call your senators and urge them to pass a renewable electricity sta
. >>> glenn beck getting a run for his money. jon stewart and stephen colbert bringing their human to the nation's capital, calling america to join them on the national mall. thousands are already on board. will thomas has the details. >> reporter: for tonight i announce the rally to restore sanity. >> i am calling for the nation to join me on the washington mall for the march to keep fear alive. >> reporter: duly rallies the same day. comedy network stars jon stewart and stephen colbert offer viewers alternatives. >> well i asked my students in class today, out of 20 students, 20 said they are going to the rally. why? because they feel the only people on television that call politicians out for their misstatements or mistruths or weak logic are stephen colbert and jon stewart. >> reporter: this is scheduled three days before the mid-term elections. even some democratic strategists question whether the effort will keep those away who might have volunteered to get the vote out that weekend. >> instead of siphoning them off, you might mobilize them and get them interested and get the
less than $250,000. republicans want to extend all the tax breaks. >>> well stephen colbert will be appearing before congress today. >> he will testify at a house hearing on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. last month colbert picked vegetables at a farm, and he took part in a effort to replace illegal immigrants that work on farms. >> i went out there, and i worked 10 hours in the field, and i had to stop because my doctors told me i developed a condition known as a blister. >> he and fellow comedy central host jon stewart will be on the national mall. >>> good news heading into the holiday season. rob nelson has those stories and more. >> good morning. we begin your "money scope " report with general motors scaling down. they will lock to raise $8 million to $10 million to help the government fetch the highest possible share price, making it more likely to eventually recruit its $50 million bail out. >>> sales of previously-owned homes rose last month. they are on pace to finish this year as last despite cheaper practices and record-low mortgage rates. >>> macy's pl
than a month away from jon stewart and stephen colbert's rallies on the national mall, but this morning we are getting crowd numbers. the estimates and numbers for you when we come back. >>> and we're teaming up with mix 107.3 to raise money for children's national medical center. the radio station are holding a ladyothon all day. and you can donate by calling or go to mix107.3.com. we'll check back in with the folks in a little bit. csttd em >>> welcome back. it looks like two rallies in the district will be bigger than first expected, at least by a little bit. jon stewart plans to hold his rally along with stephen colbert's match to keep fear alive both on october 30th. they amend the the numbers from 25,000 to more like 60,000 people. and we're still a month away so the numbers could still go up. >> sometimes the numbers might be even more than the 60,000. we'll see. >>> in the meantime, say if they were having that today they would have some hot weather. >> would need a lot of bottled water out there on the mall. >> take a look at yesterday's temperatures. 94 degrees. it felt warm.
more than the house. >>> steny hoyer says stephen colbert and barry himself in a hearing before congress on friday. -- embarrassed himself and a hearing before congress on friday. >> 6:47 is your time and let's turn to the politico minute. >>> a. george washington university polls says its troubled times for the white house. >> good morning. >> it sounds like the numbers are bad for the white house all around. it sounds like a large number of voters said they would vote against president obama in 2012. >> only 38% says he deserves reelection which is pretty low. they're asked who they trusted to create jobs and restart the economy and congressional republicans by a 10% margin did better than president obama. he is doing worse than congressional democrats when matched against republicans. voters seem to have more faith in congressional democrats to create jobs than obama. >> it also talked about personality. this shows that his personality is more popular than his policies. what are the other personalities listed here? >> the reason he is hopeful in 2012 and it is so far away it
's one of the topics i discussed with supreme court justice stephen breyer, when he stopped by to discuss his new book, "making our democracy work." i love the title of this new book. "making our democracy work." that's not only the title of the book, but your mission. and you believe for that to happen, people need to understand our institutions and be engaged with them. >> yes. >> how do they do it? >> the first step is to know what it is we do. how your legislature works. how your governor works. how your mayors work. >> you also said something of a mystery. that we built up in our tradition, the norm that when the supreme court decides something, the public tends to follow. >> there's a history in this country, of bad events and marvelous events. and over time, it's led to a general acceptance of the court, of having the last word on most constitutional issues, even when they are wrong. >> that was really tested on the idea. when you were sitting on bush v. gore, the 2000 election, you wrote at the time, you were against it. it was a self-inflicted wound that hurt the court. you also
hearing about it. >> thank you for making time for us. >> we'll have stephen colbert here tomorrow. >> see you then. have a great day. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> 8:56 is your time of this wednesday morning, september 22. i am alison starling with your local update and first a look at traffic and weather. >>> outer loop of the beltway at eisenhower avenue, the car crashes: but the recovery process is quite like the end begins in woodbridge. on the left side of the screen, you see the pace north from springfield to take you to eisenhower avenue or to third -- 395. 270 delays began at montgomery village avenue and that will carry you to the beltway and the american legion bridge. things are open out of baltimore. >>> defilade it is an air conditioner day. you might need it into saturday. we are talking mere 90 today all the way through friday with mostly sunny skies and 70 at reagan national airport right now. upper 80's, near 90 today and maybe a few isolated thunderstorms later this afternoon and into the evening and lower 90's for high temperatures by thursday and
the check. his message will be take it down a notch, america. and stephen colbert is planning an opposing rally. his march is keep fear alive. >> what would they do without glenn beck? >> i don't know. juju, thanks a lot. and happy birthday, juju. >> thank you. >> happy birthday. >>> time, now, for the weather. let's get back out to queens where we find sam champion. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin. it's the kind of neighborhood anybody would look to live in. charming homes. tree-lined streets. these trees have been here for hundreds of years. in those 15 minutes last night, it became a frightening place. let's get to the boards. all of this is clearing away. hopefully they get the damage out in the next few weeks. a look at the northeast. it's cool, dry air that moves in. that's very good news. elsewhere, there's heavy rain in the tip of texas karl, which is mostly a mexico storm. but it could be an inch to two inches of rain, from brownsville, all the way up to corpus christi. >>> is a beautiful friday. the sky is mostly clear. you can see mostly sunny skies and the humidity w
words and finally stephen hawking. you don't have to be a real science nerd to read it but he tells you everything you need to know about physical seconds. it's been very controversial. >> because he flipped many years ago and said he thought that god did begin the universe. now he says not necessarily so. >> he's looking for a new reason for "the grand design" the title of the book. you learn a lot from. you think you understand as you're reading it and gives you a lot to talk about with your family and friends. >> janice kaplan, thanks very much. we have a whole lot more on our website plus 13 more picks, excerpts from the books all on website plus 13 more picks, excerpts from the books all on our special books page at abc >>> >>> it is an age old question, if you will, can the food you eat actually help you look younger? dr. nicholas perricone is a dermatologist to the stars and has a brand-new best-selling book out called "forever young" introducing the metabolic diet. he says certain foods can keep wrinkles at bay plus give you more energy. you got our attention now. good morning t
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